bargetto
Paul Bargetto

Dramaturg

International director, festival producer, and dramaturg. He founded the independent theatre festival undergroundzero in New York City (2007-2014) and the theater company East River Commedia (1998-2012) He is currently the founding artistic director of Teatr-Trans-Atlantyk in Warsaw.  Recent credits include Album Karla Hockera, and California with Teatr Trans-Atlantyk, and Plateau at Teatr Rozbark with Maciej Kuzminski.

 

Kacper Bożek
Kacper Bożek

Artist Dancer

Graduate of the Academy of Humanities and Economics in Łódź in the field of dance, majoring as a dancer-choreographer. In 2017 he received an artistic scholarship from the Minister of Science and Higher Education. He was a dancer at the V6 Theater in Łódź, a contemporary dance instructor at the Urban Dance Zone dance school and a participant in the 8th and 9th editions of the “You Can Dance” TV programme. He participated in many independent dance and choreographic projects throughout Poland. He was trained, among others, by Minka-Marie Heiß, Chiara Fulgentini, David Zambrano, Anton Lachka, Kristina and Sade Alleyne, Francisco Cordova, Laura Aris. He is still actively involved in many workshop programs organized throughout Europe.

Marta
Marta Ziółek

"Poison" (premiera 25.02.2020 in Poznań)

Choreographer, a graduate of the Faculty of Choreography at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. The author of such performances as “Zrób siebie”/”Do yourself” ”PIXO”, “TO”, ”Pamela”. She cooperates with theatre and film directors; she has cooperated with Gosia Wdowik, Krzysztof Garbaczewski and Lena Frankiewicz. She also worked with Krzysztof Skonieczny on the series “Ślepnąc od świateł”/” Blinding from the lights” and choreographed for Netflix for the series “Altered Carbon”. She is working in Warsaw on new projects “ONE WOMAN SHOW” at CSW Ujazdowski Castle and "Venus with a stick" at Warsaw's Teatr Studio.

Dominik
Dominik Kupka - artist dancer
Artist Dancer

A graduate of the State Post-Secondary Study of Culture Animators in Kalisz, where he studied dance. A participant of many workshops, festivals and dance projects. In 2017, he collaborated with Adam Fołtarz at the "Eroticon" exhibition, where he acted as a co-creator of the movement etude “Chce(nie)/Want(ing)”. He was trained, among others, by dancers such as: Julia Spiesser, Enza Bracciale, Fabrizzio Prolli, Anna Wytych-Wierzgacz, Andrea Atilla Feliece, Aneta Zwierzyńska, Witold Jurewicz, Monika Bral, Ekaterina Kvyatkoskaya, Jacek Owczarek, Alassane Wat, Anna Krysiak.

Anka Herbut
Anka Herbut

"Poison" (premiere 25.02.2020 in Poznań)

A playwright active in the areas of dance and theatre, author of texts for the stage, researcher, curator. She deals with the dramaturgy of movement, poetry, language performatics and relations between art and politics. She has cooperated with Agnieszka Kryst, Ramona Nagabczyńska, Renata Piotrowska, Paweł Sakowicz, Ula Siecle, Krzysztof Skonieczny, Iza Szostak, Łukasz Twarkowski, Marta Ziółek. Winner of Grażyna Kulczyk's research scholarship in contemporary choreography (2019), within the framework of which she carries out the Ruchy oporu / Resistance Movement project. He cooperates with the culture magazine “Dwutygodnik”.

Julia Hałka
Julia Hałka

Artist/dancer

A graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, and the Secondary Ballet School of Roman Turczynowicz in Warsaw.  Before she started working at the Polish Dance Theater, she had worked at Opera na Zamku in Szczecin and at the Grand Theater in Poznań. She collaborated with people such as Janis Claxton, Thomas Small, and Victoria Fox. She participated in a co-production with the German collective Bodytalk, co-creating the “Jewrope” performance.  She participated in the “Skutki niezamierzone/Unintended Effects” choreographic project by Sjoerd Vreugdenhil.

Paulina Jaksim
Paulina Jaksim

Artist/Dancer

A graduate of the contemporary dance department at the Codarts University of Arts in Rotterdam. A student of the Warsaw Ballet School and the choreography and dance theory department at the University of Music in Warsaw. In the 2015/2016 season, she acted as an artistic director of the Teatr Tańca Caro. The author of "eXordial", "Sailor" and "Mrowisko/Anthill” performances.

Jerzy Kaźmierczak
Jerzy Kaźmierczak

Artist/Dancer

A graduate of the Secondary Ballet School of Felix Parnell in Lodz. Currently, he is studying ballet pedagogy at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. In 2012-2014, he was associated with the Kielce Dance Theater, where he participated in the premiere of "The Rite of Spring" with the choreography by Angelin Preljocaj, and appeared in "Traviata" during The Masada Opera Festival in Israel. He joined the Polish Dance Theater team in 2014. He constantly improves his skills by taking part in numerous workshops in Poland and abroad, e.g. "Atomos Professional Lab".

Katarzyna Kulmińska
Katarzyna Kulmińska

Artist/Dancer

A graduate of the Poznań Secondary Ballet School. She co-created choreography, dance, costumes and scenography for the "eXordial" performance. She appeared in the modern version of "The Nutcracker" in New York. She participated in the innovative "Lightskin" project, combining site-specific installations, performance, dance theater and electronic music concert. Visualizations with her participation could be seen at Audioriver, Kazantip 2012 festivals or "Czwórka na wizji” organized by the 4th Channel of the Polish Radio. In 2016, she collaborated with Jan Komasa and Mikołaj Mikołajczyk on the "Xenophony” project during the Malta Festival.

Katarzyna Rzetelska
Katarzyna Rzetelska

Artist/Dancer

A graduate of the Łódź Ballet School. After graduating, she worked at the Musical Theater in Łódź, then she signed a contract in Japan where she danced in the style of modern jazz and broadway jazz. Upon her comeback, she danced on the stages of Western Europe in a musical repertoire. She perfected her executive and pedagogical skills during internships and workshops in contemporary dance and modern jazz techniques. In 2005, she became a permanent member of the Polish Dance Theater. She was in the group of dancers collaborating with William Petit in the “Trans Danse Europe” project.

Sandra Szatan
Sandra Szatan

Artist/Dancer

She studied at the Krakow Ballet School and the Conservatory of Dance in Krakow. In 2011, she graduated from the Secondary Ballet School in Warsaw, then she took up the third year of studies at the International School of Contemporary Dance IWANSON in Munich. She participated in several independent projects, such as "Letters of George Sand" choreographed by Michail Zubkov, "Woven from dreams" and "Feelings" by Kinga Szablowska and "Homo Religiosus" by Karol Miękina. For three seasons, she performed in the "Przemiany/Transformations” play at Teatr Groteska in Krakow choreographed by Caroline Finn-Fisher.

Emily Wong
Emily Wong-Adryańczyk

Artist/Dancer

Born in London, brought up in Poznan. She joined the Polish Dance Theater team in 2015. A graduate of the Secondary Ballet School of Olga Sławska-Lipczyńska in Poznań.  After finishing school, she went to the Jose Limón Dance Foundation in New York to continue her education with Alan Danielson, Jim May and Roxane D'Orleans Juste. During her studies in New York, she collaborated with such bands as Sublime Dance Company, Albano Ballet Company and Tina Croll + Company, with which she appeared as part of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's Inside/Out Performance Series.